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The Queen’s Childhood Heil

The recently published footage from 1933 is less about what was, and more about could have been—had Fascists taken over Britain

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Jewish Megafights We Want To See

Fantastical title fights inspired by boxing’s ‘Fight of the Century’

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‘Commentary’ Opens Its Archives

Here’s what you should read

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Post-Script: Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal through the pages of Tablet

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John Updike the Jew

In his Bech books, the great novelist of American WASPdom parsed the allure and otherness of Jewish writers

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Gore Vidal’s Judenrein Politics

A Broadway revival of 1960’s The Best Man reveals a prescient take on presidential politics, but from era before Jewish issues played a major role

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Susan Sontag Tells All

The newly published second volume of the great critic’s journals reveals her transformation from hedonistic revolutionary to elitist enforcer

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Likeness of a Jew

A dispute between novelist Alan Hollinghurst and author Daniel Mendelsohn revives a history of sensitivity to British stereotypes about Jews

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Imaginative Assault

An excerpt from a new history of Commentary shows how the fiction published in the magazine’s early years shook not just the world of Jewish literature but the very foundations of American letters

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Gore Vidal: Polanski Is a Persecuted Jew

Novelist-provocateur thinks religion, not rape, to blame for director’s woes

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